Linksys makes fix against malware E series routers




Linksys makes a fix for the software on a variety of the routers in order to prevent a worm infects them. The fix should be available in the coming weeks. According to the router manufacturer, the risk of malware for consumers is limited.

Linksys E2500 The fix should be in the “coming weeks” on the site of Linksys stand, says Linksys Belkin owner in a statement against Tweakers about this week discovered malware. The worm, which TheMoon called, uses a leak in the ‘Remote Management’ feature of the routers. The leak is including the E2500, E1000, E1200.

Belkin thinks the malware few consumers will take. “Consumers risk when they walk alone in the firmware ticked.” Remote Management “It is unchecked by default,” said a spokesman at Tweakers. Users who use the function, can prevent the worm infects them by disabling the Remote Management temporarily and reboot.

What exactly does the malware is unclear, except that it automatically spread to other Linksys routers. Once installed, the worm within certain netblocks looking for vulnerable routers. The scans focus on ports 80 and 8080, after which routers vulnerable to a post-request is sent to the attacker lets execute his own code. It is unclear how that works.

After infection, a second file is downloaded, it is likely to contain additional code. In addition, the worm seems to make a command-and-control server connection: namely, the second binary contains a number of hostnames.


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